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The 2012 Entrepreneurial Champion is Zack Miller

Founder of Start Norfolk Start Norfolk is an entrepreneurial movement bringing together individuals of different mind and skill sets – entrepreneurs, engineers, developers, designers and businesspeople – with the goal of building a viable startup. By Teresa Talerico Correspondent At … Continue reading

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Debate team essentials include effective argument outlines

Whether your debate team is on the positive defense or the negative attack of an argument proposition, debate team essentials include a well-structured approach to your argument. Structure is achieved through planning, organization and cohesion of your ideas that will stand up … Continue reading

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The “Other” NFL rules for using the iPad for debates

Using the iPad for debates saves toting a bunch of papers and books to the debate site and, among other obvious benefits, helps the debating team travel light. However, before you consider toting that iPad – or any other electronic gizmo to … Continue reading

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Collegiate Debate Do’s and Dont’s

A college debate event in some respects can be just as exciting an experience as a football game. Like football, college debates have some secret plays. If college debate secrets  could be encapsulated into a cheerleading routine where the cheerleaders … Continue reading

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The Art of Persuasion and other High School debate secrets

High school debate secrets aren’t really secrets; they are skills that, if honed and nurtured, can result in winning. A debate is essentially an argument that is won or lost according to the rules and something that requires presentation and rebuttal … Continue reading

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Using PowerPoint or Keynote? Use wisely!

Computers have definitely helped public speakers with the most essential parts of the process for any event — preparation and presentation. Presentation software, most notably PowerPoint and Keynote, has enabled anyone with a little patience and work to prepare slide … Continue reading

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Improved Performance and Stress Inoculations

in·oc·u·late – To introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of (thefreedictionary.com) Our perception of what is “scary” or even “terrifying” can be purposefully changed, forever. Jumping out of an airplane could generally be described as such for the vast … Continue reading

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Following a plan and confidence building

Public speaking is a multifaceted art form. People take to the podium to preach, teach, influence, perform, entertain and sell. Each of those objectives has its own standards and practices and every speaker has their own style and identity. It’s … Continue reading

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The Hulk Needs Confidence Building

Dear Diary: Speaking in public is challenging for most people, but the thought of some characters presenting in public is almost mind-boggling.  This was my thought during a recent coaching session with The Incredible Hulk.  Yes, the big green guy … Continue reading

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